Employment Law

As an employee, you have many rights that are enforceable in court when your employer violates those rights. These rights derive from a variety of state and federal laws, and cover a variety of workplace topics – from the right to be afforded certain benefits to the right not to be discriminated against on the job or in the hiring or termination process.

Bringing an employment law claim against an employer can seem like an intimidating and overwhelming process, and your employer may even threaten you or attempt to coerce you from doing so, but the experienced employment law attorneys at Rosenbaum & Thompson will be at your side every step of the way to fight for your rights. Our lawyers will work hard in fighting for your employment law claim. Below is a brief survey of the type of employment law claims we handle.

Family and Medical Leave Act

As an employee, you have many rights that are enforceable in court when your employer violates those rights. These rights derive from a variety of state and federal laws, and cover a variety of workplace topics – from the right to be afforded certain benefits to the right not to be discriminated against on the job or in the hiring or termination process.

Bringing an employment law claim against an employer can seem like an intimidating and overwhelming process, and your employer may even threaten you or attempt to coerce you from doing so, but the experienced employment law attorneys at Rosenbaum & Thompson will be at your side every step of the way to fight for your rights. Our lawyers will work hard in fighting for your employment law claim. Below is a brief survey of the type of employment law claims we handle.

Family and Medical Leave Act

The FMLA was passed to give employees up to twelve weeks off each year to deal with the birth or adoption of a child, or a serious health condition of the employee or certain family members. This leave may be paid or unpaid, depending upon the policies in the workplace. There are many additional complications, and employers frequently do not understand or misapply the provisions of the law. We can help make sure you get the leave you are entitled to under the law, and hold your employer – no matter how large – accountable when they fail to honor a valid request for FMLA leave.

Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA, signed into law by President Bush in 1990, provides employees with disabilities a variety of rights that their employer cannot take away. Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to workers with disabilities. Employers are also prohibited from discriminating against employees with disabilities with regard to hiring, promotion, job training, and other opportunities. Our lawyers handle a great many disability discrimination claims and can help you if you are discriminated against because of an actual or perceived disability.

Employment Discrimination

As a result of numerous federal laws that were enacted in past decades, most employers may not discriminate against workers based on race, religion, sex, or national origin in hiring and employment decisions, and may not pay men and women unequally for the same work. Those employers are also prohibited from discriminating against workers who are pregnant. Workers are also protected from being discriminated against on the basis of age and on the basis of citizenship status. If you feel you have been discriminated on the basis of age, race, national origin, religion, sex, or pregnancy status, you may be entitled to bring an employment law claim against your employer. Our employment discrimination attorneys can evaluate your claim and fight for justice on your behalf under federal laws like Title VII and ADEA and/or the Kentucky Civil Rights Act.

Workers’ Compensation Retaliation

Workers who are injured on the job are sometimes fearful about filing for workers’ compensation. They have heard stories about workers getting fired for filing claims and don’t want to lose their job. It is important to know that the law protects you against any retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim, participating in an investigation or otherwise complying with Kentucky workers’ compensation. This includes termination as well as retaliatory work assignments, discipline or other measures. If you have been injured on the job, contact our Kentucky workers’ compensation attorneys for help, and if you have been retaliated against for filing a claim, we can help there too.

Sexual Harassment

Our employment discrimination attorneys can help if you have been sexually harassed at work, whether you are male or female and whether your harasser is male or female. Kentucky sexual harassment law includes situations where a supervisor is demanding sexual favors in return for favorable job treatment, or is punishing you for declining a romantic relationship with your boss. In addition, the law protects you from harassment in a hostile work environment, which includes any workplace where unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature is so severe and pervasive that it makes the workplace an intimidating place to be. If you are having difficulty functioning at work due to harassing behavior, call our office to speak with our employment lawyers.

Retaliation in Financial Institutions

One result of the last recession and housing crisis was a recognition that banks and lenders were not behaving in ways which were fair to the American people. Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to strengthen the nation’s laws to protect consumers, as well as workers in the financial industry who blow the whistle on illegal or unethical activity. If you engaged in protected activity under the law and were fired or otherwise suffered an adverse employment action, contact our firm for an evaluation of whether you may have a valid claim for unlawful retaliation.

Wage and Benefit Claims

Your employer is required by federal and state law to follow rules regarding the wages you must be paid and the benefits you receive. We help employees who have been paid less than minimum wage or who have not received the correct amount of overtime pay, or who have been denied meal and rest breaks as required by law. You can seek a remedy for every time these laws are violated, but you must act quickly before your right to recover lapses.

Small Businesses

Small businesses typically cannot afford to have their own in-house legal department, or even one in-house counsel, yet they face the same legal issues that large corporations must deal with every day. For small growing businesses, we provide advice regarding policy decisions, applicable legal requirements, covenants not to compete, proprietary information and employment agreements. We offer “general counsel” types of services to small business in the early stages of litigation or in litigation prevention. Let us be your legal counsel to keep you in compliance on a regular yet affordable basis.

Work with the Experienced Kentucky Employment Lawyers at Rosenbaum & Thompson

The attorneys at Rosenbaum & Thompson have decades of experience of bringing and winning Kentucky employment law claims and will go the distance in obtaining the recovery that you deserve for every penny owed to you and your family. Our lawyers have gone up against some of the largest employers in Kentucky, so don’t be intimidated just because you may work for a big company. Call Rosenbaum & Thompson today at 859-259-1321 to discuss your employment law matter with an experienced and successful Kentucky employment lawyer

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